God’s Word is True
From Eden, the strategy of the Enemy has been to discredit what God has said. At our current point in history we see no relenting of that course as skeptics and textual critics dissect and mutilate what is simple. The declaration that the Bible is not knowable and irreversibly altered screams through best-seller books and talk shows; even sadly, from within some church bodies. Hyper-critics juxtapose and conflate biblical text against biblical text in an attempt to play ‘battle Bible’ but their arguments expose a gaping fallacy. For example, what was written as narrative was written as a continuum; a story to be heard in its context just like any other historical work. Yet, the skeptics pick apart the Scriptures breaking them into ‘sound bytes’ as if a retelling can be chopped into mixed-up pieces and still maintain its coherency. It is not as if God hasn’t spoken clearly, man just, at times does not want to listen.
Piecemeal critics hide their agendas under academic blankets and calls for open-mindedness. The perspicuity of Scripture maddens the unregenerate knights who gallop through agnostic pastures for they hand out opaque windows to the gullible and uninformed and ask them to see clearly. Apostates line the streets cheering them on while multi-million dollar book tables feed willing crowds. But for those who by the grace of God through faith can now see; Scripture is simply beautiful.
Written to us through His prophets and apostles over centuries, God has breathed out His eternal decrees, commands, guidance, and wisdom to mankind by the ministry of the Holy Spirit. His Word remains pure and uncomplicated despite there being some difficult-to-understand pieces of the whole. These difficulties and variances do not render us without understanding anymore than any other discipline that requires patience and study.
Divine truth cannot be silenced. When God speaks; we should listen. Do we really think that the Almighty is at a loss to effectively communicate with His creation in both clarity and purpose? Faith comes by hearing the Word of God and it is not mumbled through broken glass. It is spoken plainly and precisely and it is able to cut right down to the joints and marrow of our hearts. Scripture is the encapsulation of what God has said to mankind and part of its beauty is its unending depth.
Scripture is like an endless mine shaft that extends deeper than deep itself. Each time we take our mining cart down the tracks we find new gems and more rails to explore. It is as if God has rewritten certain passages for us as, over time, we reread portions of the text and see new illuminated insight and intention. God’s Word is alive in our newborn hearts as the continuing work of the Spirit matures and fine tunes our understandings in parallel to our learning, wisdom and application. Consequently, studying Scripture is not an option for if we are to grow in our walk with Christ we must rightly divide the Word.
Stand fast and hold firm saints for not only can nothing separate us from the love of Christ; nothing can gag God when He speaks.